Al Gore is wrong. Maybe not about everything, but he’s wrong about industrial agriculture.
“Industrial agriculture is part of the problem,” Gore said Friday in an interview with FearLess Revolution founder Alex Bogusky. “The shift toward a more meat-intensive diet,” the clearing of forest areas in many parts of the world in order to raise more cattle and the reliance on synthetic nitrogen for fertilizer are also problems, he said.
Since leaving office a decade ago, the former U.S. vice-president has channeled his efforts toward combating global warming. A 2006 documentary film, “An Inconvenient Truth,” about Gore’s campaign to educate citizens about global warming, won two Academy Awards, one for Best Documentary Feature.
The following year Gore received the Nobel Peace Prize for “informing the world of the dangers posed by climate change.”
That means Gore has the type of high-profile voice that makes good copy. When he speaks about climate change people tend to listen, and his quotes are likely to make headlines across the nation.
But when such comments are either wrong, or at least debatable, Gore loses credibility with the people he is trying to reach.